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Old 23-02-2015, 14:11   #16
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Re: Preparing to Cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas Webinar

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One year in my opinion does not qualify you to put on webinars.


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Old 23-02-2015, 19:19   #17
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In the book Outliers, the Story of Success," the "10,000 hour rule" is presented. The premise is that to really know what you are doing requires 10,000 hours. From my own experience, and observations, I believe that it is a valid principle.
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Old 24-02-2015, 01:05   #18
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Re: Preparing to Cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas Webinar

hogHunter - When is the webinar??
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Old 24-02-2015, 14:00   #19
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hogHunter - When is the webinar??
Sorry for the late reply.

It is Wednesday March 11th at 7pm EST. Here is the link for registration:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/reg...49123039691777
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Old 24-02-2015, 14:02   #20
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In the book Outliers, the Story of Success," the "10,000 hour rule" is presented. The premise is that to really know what you are doing requires 10,000 hours. From my own experience, and observations, I believe that it is a valid principle.
http://youtu.be/5MgBikgcWnY

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Old 24-02-2015, 14:05   #21
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1. How does one convince the wife to cruise with him?
2. or forget her and find another woman!
3. or just go cruising yourself, hope there will be home to come home to

That's actually a very good point and one on which entire books have been written! Fortunately for my husband this was not an issue, so I'm not really in a position to comment. I'm sure some of the other members on CruisersForum could chime in here though.

My 2 favorite places to live were our boat (39') and our RV (29')!
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Old 24-02-2015, 14:13   #22
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Hi HogHunter,

I would be interested in hearing your experience. Many times I see long experienced sailors overlook the details that are second nature to them yet new to me.

We have a basic equipped 2003 B393 with Westerbeke 44A, factory AC, roller furling main and are trying to decide what we need to add before we go cruising. I would be interested in your thoughts of a list we are considering:

High priority:
Auto pilot - nice to have or absolute requirement
Chart-plotter - size?
100-120 amp alternator upgrade
400 AH house batteries - AGM vs. 6V golf cart
500 watt solar panels
Arch/Davit
9' Dingy with 8-10 hp 4 stroke

Mid-priority
SSB radio - is it a priority and worth the expense?
200 ft. chain with 44 lb. Rocna
(current 35 lb. CQR primary on windlass with 50 ft. 3/8" BBB chain and 200 ft. 5/8" rode and secondary Fortress FX-23 20 ft. 5/16 HT chain and 200 ft. 5/8" rode)

I would be interested on your experience with:

Adding genset vs. Honda 2000 vs. more solar/wind
Watermaker vs. purchasing water
Quality of diesel fuel and how much additional did you carry in jugs?
Hurricane hole
Mark, all great questions and thanks for the suggestions! Question for you, do you know where you are planning to cruise (i.e. Bahamas, Caribbean, circumnav?)
Thanks!
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Old 24-02-2015, 15:23   #23
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Re: Preparing to Cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas Webinar

Having done quite a bit of teaching myself (marine fire fighting, survival at sea, marine security, navigation, Ship handling, high performance boat handling (power)) I've learned that you don't need to be super experienced to teach. You need to research your subject, organise the data and be able to deliver it in an engaging fashion. I've taught many survival at sea courses and yet I've never been ship wrecked or drowned, I certainly haven't spent 10 000 hours fire fighting.
I say, give it a try, you certainly have enough experience to cater your Webinar to a certain type of cruiser.
I have never been to the Bahamas and hope to go in two years, and I'd be interested in your presentation.
Some of the searches I've done recently in my research include:
Best Islands (Exumas? Abacos?)
Information on provisioning.
General information on Navigation
Family friendly anchorages/cruising areas
Location of haul out facilities
I think there is nothing wrong with your plan, to deliver seminars you need to be a good researcher and presenter first, plus you have a year of cruising experience under your belt too.
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Old 24-02-2015, 16:01   #24
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Hi HogHunter,

We hope to move Dragonfly from Mark Twain Lake near Hannibal, MO to Gulf Coast, Florida (probably near friends in Clearwater/Tampa area) for upgrade; then leisurely sail through the Bahamas to Caribbean. Our current 3-5 year cruising plans are to explore Puerto Rico, USVI and northern Caribbean each November - mid-June and southern Caribbean (below hurricane belt) June-October. We have enjoyed scuba diving in Bonaire and Curacao, so sailing there is also an option. Who knows, if we find an island (or area) we like, we may just stay there....or....we may end up in the western Caribbean someday - Panama, Belize, Honduras...

We don't plan to circumnavigate.

Thanks for the link to the 20 hours of learning TED talk.

We have registered for your webinar.

Sea you soon!
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Old 24-02-2015, 19:25   #25
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In the book Outliers, the Story of Success," the "10,000 hour rule" is presented. The premise is that to really know what you are doing requires 10,000 hours. From my own experience, and observations, I believe that it is a valid principle.
Well, that is only 416 days so just a month and a few days over a year.

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Old 03-03-2015, 07:21   #26
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Re: Preparing to Cruise the Caribbean and Bahamas Webinar

Thanks to everyone for the valuable feedback! To clarify, the first webinar will be on March 11, 7pm EST. You can register here:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/reg...49123039691777

We will be covering how to prepare for cruising including
1. Budgeting and financial stability
2. How to Find a boat that fits your needs
3. Outfitting the boat
4. Planning a route

Other topics will be covered in future webinars.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Saltynut.
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That's awesome. you just have to ignore the ones that just like to complain that's what they live for. 1 year or 10 years there all experiences to share. Some just don't know how.

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Thanks to everyone for the valuable feedback! To clarify, the first webinar will be on March 11, 7pm EST. You can register here:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/reg...49123039691777

We will be covering how to prepare for cruising including
1. Budgeting and financial stability
2. How to Find a boat that fits your needs
3. Outfitting the boat
4. Planning a route

Other topics will be covered in future webinars.

What time in UTC??
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What time in UTC??
7pm EST so 12am UTC
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